Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction
Be a part of the biggest day for Broadway fans as the 32nd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction returns to the heart of New York City’s theatre district.
The event historically has taken place on the third Sunday of September. This year, however, it is set for September 30 due to activities scheduled for the UN General Assembly the weekend before.
Tens of thousands of Broadway fans will celebrate their love of all things theatre by bidding on and buying theatrical treasures including one-of-a-kind show props, tickets to opening night performances, autographed musical phrases, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and more.
More than 50 tables full of Broadway memorabilia, collectible Playbills and unique gems will line the streets. Among the shows scheduled to have tables this year are Aladdin, Anastasia, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, Hamilton, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Mean Girls, NEWSical The Musical, The Phantom of the Opera, Pretty Woman, School of Rock – The Musical, Sweeney Todd, Waitress and Wicked, with a special table featuring items from recently closed shows.
In addition to the shows with tables at the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, there will also be tables representing Actors’ Equity Association, The Actors Fund, The Actors’ Temple, The Araca Group, ATPAM, #BeltTheVote voter registration, Broadway Green Alliance, The Broadway League, Broadway Makers Alliance, Broadway Serves, Casting Society of America, Creative Goods, Dancers Over 40, Dramatists Guild, Educational Theatre Association, Encore Merchandising, Jujamcyn Theaters, Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, Marquee Merchandise’s The Broadway Store, Michael Crawford International Fan Association, New York State Teacher’s Association, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Public Theater, Rachael’s Bears, Reel Time Video, R.Evolución Latina, The PATH Fund’s Rockers on Broadway, Roundabout Theatre Company, Second Stage Theater, Serino Coyne, Sing for Hope, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Stage Managers’ Association, Justin “Squigs” Robertson, Sweet Hospitality Group, Telecharge, TDF, Theatre World Awards, Triton Gallery and United Scenic Artists Local 829. Tony Award winner Tyne Daly will host her own table and items from the Broadway Cares online store will also be available.
Select items and experiences are available for early bidding now. Auction items include one-of-a-kind onstage and backstage experiences, including walk-on roles in beloved Broadway shows and meet-and-greets with favorite stars. Also available are rare and unique memorabilia that can’t be found anywhere else.
Early bidding on silent and live auction lots will continue through Friday, September 28. Then, on September 30 at the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, silent auction lots will open every half hour beginning at 10 am for in-person bidding; the live auction begins at 5 pm.
More than 80 legendary, emerging and beloved Broadway and Off-Broadway stars are ready to stop by the Autograph Table and Photo Booth, which again returns to the deck of Junior’s restaurant, at Shubert Alley and West 45th Street. A new grouping of special guests arrive every hour. See this year’s lineup.
Appearances subject to change.
Autographs are a $35 donation each hour for all performers that hour; photo prices vary based on the number of requests per performer.
Last year’s Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised a record breaking $1,023,309. Since 1987, the 31 editions of this highly anticipated annual event have raised $13.6 million.
The 32nd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is sponsored by The New York Times and United Airlines.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway Cares also awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC.
For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org.